Moving to a new location means setting up utilities in another area. Depending on where you are going, your current Internet provider may not serve you. So you may want to search for internet providers by zip code. There are many Internet providers available in the USA, but not all servers around the country do so and it is very difficult to find internet providers that are available in your zip code. You can use our Instant Search tool, which allows you to enter your zip code to see a list of Internet service providers available in your area. Once you have a list of Internet providers available in your zip code, you want to compare the provider’s plan, price, connection speed, features, promotions, special offers, and more. Comparing plans and prices will give you an idea of which provider is best for you.
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I got an email from a reader outside Sanger who was researching his cord cutting options. She wants to know how many options she has for internet providers in her home.
How to Choose the Best Internet Providers by Zip Code
If you live in the city, this is a very simple question to answer. There are usually two options, a local phone company and a local internet company.
In my Texas area, I can choose from AT&T or Spectrum. But it is a difficult question to answer in the suburbs or rural areas. My advice is to ask who your neighbors are using. If you live in the city, you can also view them from your city offices. They know which utilities are working in the city. There are also websites that can help you determine the options available in your zip code.
I would like to recommend www.dialforinternet.com to search all the options in your area, but since this is a search by zip code, you may not be covered by every provider that comes back in your search. For example, readers outside Sanger’s zip code have returned to a certain wireless provider (rise broadband) along with a phone company (Century Link) and a cable company (Sudden Link).
Broadband shows that 97.7% of the Century Link reader’s zip code applies. Sudden Link is 53.1% and Rise Broadband 100%.
Fixed wireless is an option that most of us urbanites don’t really consider, but it’s a great choice for rural consumers. When you sign up for fixed wireless, the company comes to your home and mounts the antenna on your home, giving it a wireless connection to one of its transmission towers.
Remember when you are talking to Internet companies to ask about data caps. Knowing how much data is included in your plan is standard. My AT&T plan in Texas has a monthly limit of 1 terabyte. You should also find connection speed. My connection at home is 28 megabits per second. These days it’s slow, as it’s not uncommon to have 300 to 1,000 Mbps connections.
So what speed do you need to stream the video?
Netflix recommends 3 Mbps for streaming standard-definition video and 5 Mbps for streaming high-definition video. If you want to air more than one TV at a time, you need to do some multiplication. When wireless companies like AT&T and Verizon light up their 5G wireless network and start selling home Internet plans, within a year or two, we will have new wireless options that will give rural consumers more (and faster) options.